Control number of file handles created per Lucene Index

In the more recent Neo4j versions (3.4 onwards), the number of file handles opened by Neo4j may seem to increase compared with that in older versions. Native indexes require a per-index constant number of file handles, and this number scales… Read more →

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Explanation of lucene-1.0: Too many open files error

If one encounters a ‘Too many open files’ error in their $NEO4J_HOME/logs/debug.log similar to Caused by: java.nio.file.FileSystemException: /data/neo4j/db/schema/index/lucene_native-2.0/1612/lucene-1.0: Too many open files at sun.nio.fs.UnixException.translateToIOException(UnixException.java:91) at sun.nio.fs.UnixException.rethrowAsIOException(UnixException.java:102) at sun.nio.fs.UnixException.rethrowAsIOException(UnixException.java:107) at sun.nio.fs.UnixFileSystemProvider.newDirectoryStream(UnixFileSystemProvider.java:427) at java.nio.file.Files.newDirectoryStream(Files.java:457) this can be addressed by setting in your… Read more →

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Setting Max Open File Limits on Mac OSX

This document provides a process for setting soft and hard max open file limits on MAC OSX. Each thread created by a user process will require availability in max open file limits. Caused by: java.io.IOException: Too many open files It… Read more →

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